Travel With Purpose: Join us for the 2011 EcoTour to Honduras

A participant on the 2010 EcoTour helps plants trees in a local community.

Join Trees, Water & People for a service learning and cultural work tour to beautiful Honduras.  From August 6th-17th, we will be taking participants to the communities where we work, helping to plant trees and build clean cookstoves.  In addition, guests will visit the Mayan Ruins at Copan.  This is a great opportunity to practice your Spanish, build your resume, and connect with local communities.  The trip is designed so that each participant offsets their entire travel CO2 footprint through the reforestation and cookstove projects completed during the trip!

Helping Guests of Jam Cruise 2011 Become “Conscious Cruisers”

Staff from our international team will be departing soon for Jam Cruise 2011, where they are part of the greening team.  The green team strives to learn and take action on all of the opportunities and challenges inherent in greening this magical musical adventure, working from the inside out to help green this industry.

During the 5 day cruise, the Greening Headquarters becomes a hub for education, passenger participation, carbon offsetting, Positive Legacy donations, Silent Auction displays, and all out good vibes. The green team inspires passengers not only on the ship, but all throughout the year.

Trees, Water & People works with Jam Cruise to help guests become conscious cruisers by selling carbon offsets.  Jam Cruise offsets more than 2,000 tons of carbon dioxide emissions though TWP’s stove program.  However, this offset does not include the emissions created by passengers traveling to and from Fort Lauderdale.  Last year, more than 600 passengers offest their carbon, making Clould 9 and the Jam Cruise passengers one of TWP’s largest carbon offset partners!


Partnership for Clean Indoor Air Interviews TWP

The Partnership for Clean Indoor Air (PCIA) just published their monthly newsletter, with a full-length interview on page 7 from TWP’s Deputy International Director, Sebastian Africano, about our fuel-efficient stove program.  Enjoy!

Body Shop Foundation to support Honduras stove project

We are most delighted to announce that the Body Shop Foundation has awarded TWP a $10,000 grant to support our forest-saving stoves project in Honduras.

The Body Shop Foundation supports innovative global projects working in the areas of human and civil rights and environmental and animal protection. To date, The Body Shop Foundation has donated over $20 million in grants, and also regularly give gift-in-kind support to projects and organizations. We’re happy that our stoves project — which combines environmental protection and women’s health — has joined the long list of other causes this Foundation has supported over the years.

Stuart